Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
Page 25
Page 26
Page 27
Page 28
Page 29
Page 30
Page 31
Page 32
Page 33
Page 34
Page 35
Page 36
Page 37
Page 38
Page 39
Page 40
Page 41
Page 42
Page 43
Page 44
Page 45
Page 46
Page 47
Page 48
Page 49
Page 50
Page 51
Page 52
Page 53
Page 54
Page 55
Page 56
Page 57
Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
Page 64
Page 65
Page 66
Page 67
Page 68
Page 69
Page 70
Page 71
Page 72
Page 73
Page 74
Page 75
Page 76
40 NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2015 goodDEEDS Teaching Philanthropy to Kids Starts at Home Iam fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of two amaz- ing organizations that allow me to spend quality time with each of my children while teaching them about the importance of philanthropy. My 16-year-old son and I belong to a local chapter of the Young Mens Service League YMSL. Two Plano mothers who had a vision for an organization in which moms and their high school aged sons could work together to assist those in need within their community started YMSL in 2001. YMSL is now a national or- ganization with a Board of Directors that governs and promotes the expansion of YMSL chapters throughout the United States. The mission statement of YMSL is to assist serve and support those who are in need in our community develop leadership skills among our membership and promote mother son relation- ships. YMSL is a four-year program beginning in the boys 9th grade year. My son and I are in our third year of membership in YMSL and have had the privilege to meet and work with people from all walks of life. We have enjoyed spending time cooking for and feeding the homeless helping out at Special Olympics swimming and softball practices building a fence for a play area at a family resource center volunteering after school at the Boys and Girls Club just to name a few of our experiences. In addition to the philanthropic element of the organization the boys have several meetings throughout the year where they learn how to run an official meeting according to rules of order. The meetings often include guests who speak to the boys on an array of topics such as managing personal finance the risks of impaired driving acquiring life skills such as how to change a tire do laundry and prepare simple meals for themselves and the dangers of using Performance Enhanced Drugs. YMSL members have served over 100000 community service hours since the organization was formed in 2001. My14-year-olddaughterandIarealsoinourthirdyearofmem- bership of a local chapter of the National Charity League NCL. NCL was established in 1925 in Los Angeles and incorporated in 1958. It has since been one of the nations most distinctive and well-respected mother-daugh- ter organizations. This program has over 55000 members mothers and their daughters in grades 7 through 12 in 23 states throughout the country. The mission of NCL is to foster mother-daughter relation- ships in a philanthropic organiza- tion committed to community ser- vice leadership development and cultural experiences. by Melissa Chaiken Section Editor YMSL members have served over 100000 community service hours since the organization was formed in 2001. THE CORE VALUES OF NCL ARE Honoring the mother- daughter bond by together learning growing and modeling responsibility and graciousness Empowering young women with the skills and confidence to lead Nurturing through mentorship Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion Providing depth of support in local communities Integrity and excellence in everything they do IsabellaChaikenBethanyKulaSydneyGrayCarlyNealandLoganMeadevolunteeringatRonaldMcDonald House.